Public Policy, Government & Politics

An ideal career field for a Christendom graduate

Fast-paced. Ever-changing. The most important issues discussed and debated daily. Public policy, the federal government, and politics in general are filled with clashing ideologies, where finding success — and holding onto one’s soul — is a tough route.

Within all this, Christendom alumni work hard daily to bring the true, the good, and the beautiful back to the forefront of American public discourse. With their liberal arts background in political theory and philosophy, they know how to make it through the weeds of comments and properly inform the public on the issues most important to people today.

At Christendom’s Life on Tap alumni networking series, successful alumni in these fields have returned to campus to speak on how they used their liberal arts education and the career preparation they received at Christendom to find post-graduate success.

Watch the video recordings below.

Melody Wood (’15) works on the national level for religious liberty as part of the Heritage Foundation, writing prolifically on pro-life issues in order to better inform the public. Maura McMahon (’09), works with the Front Royal Pregnancy Center, assisting mothers and children in crisis.

Joe McFadden (’03) served in the United States Marine Corps before joining the federal government, working in IT for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Alyssa Lombardi (’03) works as a civilian for the United States Coast Guard, Jesse Gallante (’07) is an intelligence analyst for BAE Systems.

John Mavretich (’09) is an associate with Venable LLP, one of the largest downtown law firms in Washington D.C. Tyler Lowe (’11) works as the director of online education at the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy in DC.  Lauren Merz (’10) is the director of strategic partnerships for Live Action.


Alumni Colleen Harmon ’13 and Cyrus Artz ’09 returned to campus to speak to students about D.C. Public Policy.